Alcohol banned on Afghanistan base after troops party too ha

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  1. From Daily Telegraph
    The head of the international forces in Afghanistan has banned alcohol at its headquarters after troops were found to be too drunk or hungover to respond quickly to news of a deadly air strike.
    Published: 7:00AM BST 08 Sep 2009

    General Stanley McChrystal tried to contact his subordinates after a Nato strike killed 125 civilians, but too many had been “partying it up” and could not be raised.

    General McChrystal, head of International Forces in Afghanistan (Isaf), has since put a stop to drinking, admonishing staff for not having “their heads in the right place” on Friday morning a few hours after the attack, the Times reports.
  2. Incapable of performing their duties would require disciplinry action rather than just a ban on drinking I would ave thought.